Paul Roos

Paul Roos has earned a much-acclaimed reputation as an AFL player and senior coach.

When the new Melbourne Demons senior coach placed his hands on the AFL premiership trophy in 2005, it signalled the end of a 72-year drought for the Sydney Swans.

With more than 92,000 fans watching on at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and hundreds of thousands more glued to television screens around the world, this was Roos’ moment of glory.

The 2005 Australian Sports Coach of the Year, former 356-match AFL superstar and Australian Hall of Fame member had just witnessed a nail-biting final quarter in the grand final that saw the Swans come from behind to snatch an historic 58-54 victory over the West Coast Eagles.

After standing down as Swans coach, Roos took on the role of coach of the Swans Academy. He has also made his mark as a columnist with News Limited newspapers and as a member of Fox Sports AFL commentary team. In late 2013, the consistent calls from the Melbourne Demons led to him signing a two year and a one year option contract with the club. He plans to renew his media interests once his role with the Demons finishes.

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02 / 06 / 2014

Ben Guthrie, with AAP  February 3, 2014  Coach Paul Roos speaks at the AGM on Monday night. (Photo:   MELBOURNE coach Paul Roos has no doubt the Demons are heading in the right direction, but warned supporters of a “bumpy road” ahead. Roos, along with CEO Peter Jackson and president Glen Bartlett addressed Demons [...]

09 / 06 / 2013

AFL legend Paul Roos and The Fordham Company’s managing director Nick Fordham are in Melbourne this morning (September 6) for one of the game’s most exciting announcements. Paul Roos, the man who took the Sydney Swans to its inaugural premiership triumph in 2005, is the Melbourne Football Club’s new coach.  Roos, who has been managed [...]

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08 / 10 / 2013

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08 / 06 / 2013


08 / 02 / 2013

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06 / 27 / 2012

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